The Kiva borrower is a 23-year-old single man from Lebanon who lives with his parents and two siblings. This talented young man has owned a metal shop in his town since 2007. Lebanese families work together to meet the needs of the life, and this is certainly the case of the borrower who helps his father with the household. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a large quantity of metal wholesale to increase his work operation. In the future, he hopes to open a commercial center to sell metal.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.